Cricket is the most widely played game in the world as I wrote in my Previous Article.Bowling is the essential part of Cricket. There are lots of famous aggressive bowlers in the World. However I Found the Top 10 who made their name in the Cricket history by their Speed.
Please note : These are quickest fastest bowlers not a best fast bowlers.
You can also read best fast Bowlers Top 10 Greatest Fast Bowlers of All Time
How to measure the Bowler Speed
As you know Technology is to much easier and precise nowadays. special Device is used to measure the bowler speed called Radar Gun.this device planted around the ground which measure the speed of ball when it leaves the hand of bowler.
Here are the Complete List of Top 10 Fastest Bowlers
1. Shoaib Akhtar – 161.3 km/h
Shoaib Akhtar is a Fastest bowler belong to pakistani Team. He is popularly known as “Rawalpindi Express” because of his unbelievable Speed. During the World Cup 2003 his fastest bowling speed recorded 161.3 km/h against England. His average bowling speed varied between 145 to 150 km/h. He has first rank in Top 10 fastest bowlers.
2. Bret Lee – 161.1 km/h
Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer, a Channel Nine cricket commentator and an actor. His fastest bowling speed recorded 161.1 km/h against New Zealand in 2005. He had unbelievable speed and was a excellent wicket taker bowler.he has second rank in the list of top 10 fastest quickest bowlers.
3. Shaun Tait – 161.1 km/h
Shaun William Tait is a professional Australian cricketer, who currently plays only in the Twenty 20 format.
Due to series of injuries he decided to retire from international cricket at the age of 28 in 2011.
His fastest bowling speed recorded 161.1 km/h against England and he has 3rd rank in top fastest bowlers.
4. Jeffrey Thompson – 160.6 km/h
Jeffrey Robert Thomson is a former Australian cricketer Known as “Thommo” . he is considered fastest bowler in the World. He was known for his incredible speed.
His fastest bowling speed recorded 160.6 km/h against West Indies in Perth 1975. He has 4th rank in the list of Top 10 fastest bowlers.
5 Mitchell Starc -160.4 km/h
Mitchell Aaron Starc, is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues. He is a left-arm fast bowler and is also a handy lower order left handed batsman.
His fastest bowling speed recorded 160.4 km/h against New Zealand in the second Test. He has 5th rank in our list of Top 10 Fast Bowlers.
6. Andy Roberts – 159.5 km/h
Sir Anderson Montgomery Everton “Andy” Roberts, is a former Antiguan and West Indian cricketer. He was a fast bowler, twice taking seven wickets in an innings of a Test match. His fastest bowling speed recorded 159.5 kp/h against Australia in Perth 1975. He has 6th rank in the list of Top fastest bowlers.
7. Fidel Edwards – 157.7 km/h
Fidel Henderson Edwards is a West Indian cricketer and is the half brother of Pedro Collins. A pace bowler his round arm action greatly resembles that of former fast bowler Jeff Thomson. His fastest bowling speed recorded 157.7 km/h against south africa in 2003 at Wanderers.He has 7th rank in our list of top fast bowlers.
8. Mitchell Johnson – 156.8 km/h
Mitchell Guy Johnson is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman.His fastest bowling speed recorded 156.8 km/h against England in December 2013 at Melbourne. He has 8th rank in our list of top fastest bowlers.
9. Muhammad Sami – 156.4 km/h
Mohammad Sami is a Pakistani cricketer who plays as fast bowler and is considered to be one of the fastest bowlers in Pakistan after Shoaib Akhtar. He is the only bowler in cricket to notch hat-tricks in all three formats of the game.
His fastest delivery recorded 156.4 km/h against Zimbabwe in April 2003 at Sharjah. He has 9th rank in our list of Top fast quickest bowlers.
10. Shane Bond – 156.4 km/h
Shane Edward Bond is a former New Zealand cricketer and present bowling coach of Mumbai Indians, described as “New Zealand’s best fast bowler. His fastest delivery recorded 156.4 km/h against India during the World Cup in 2003 at Centurion. he has 10th rank in our top fast bowlers list.